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Certificate Programme

Machine Learning Institute (MLI)

Quantitative finance is moving into a new era. Traditional quant skills are no longer adequate to deal with the latest challenges in finance. The Machine Learning Institute Certificate offers candidates the chance to upgrade their skill set by combining academic rigour with practical industry insight.

The Machine Learning Institute Certificate in Finance (MLI) is a comprehensive six-month part-time course, with weekly live lectures in London or globally online. The MLI is comprised of 2 levels, 6 modules, 25 lecture weeks, assignments, a practical final project and a final exam which can be taken from any global location using our live invigilation platform.

This course has been designed to empower individuals who work in or are seeking a career in machine learning in finance. Throughout our unique MLI programme, candidates work with hands-on assignments designed to illustrate the algorithms studied and to experience first-hand the practical challenges involved in the design and successful implementation of machine learning models. The MLI is a career enhancing professional qualification, that can be taken worldwide.

Software Development


Quantitative Developer Certificate (QDC)

The objective of the course is to develop fundamental skills of quantitative developer role. The course is of an introductory level and does not require programming experience. The course is designed by practitioners from quantitative finance with experience in model development for derivative pricing and systematic trading.

The primary coding languages of the course are Python and C++. As it is essential in finance to work with time series data, we introduce the kdb+ database and the language q, which are the leading solutions for storing time series.

The course consists of 5 Modules:

  • Python for Finance
  • C++ fundamentals and use cases from quantitative finance
  • Data Structures and Algorithms in C++
  • Databases in Finance: kdb+
  • Design of systematic trading platforms

Throughout the course sample test questions from quant interviews will be provided.

MLI is organized by, and QDC is organized in partnership with WBS Training Ltd.

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